WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!

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Goodbye Brings Hello : A Book of Firsts by Dianne White (ill. by Daniel Wiseman). 9780544798755. 2018. Gr PK-2. Yes, I do realize that for most of our readers, school has just finished… Continue reading

New Adult Titles for Summer Reading

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When you hear the words “summer reads”, what do you think of? Most people think of light, fluffy fare that they can breeze through without much thought. I’m sure that you can find… Continue reading

Summer is (almost) here again!

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For many, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer. It is an exciting, energy filled couple of weeks for students and teachers still in school. When I taught, it was the… Continue reading

Contest Closed: The Lost Art of the Letter: Guest Post by Sheila O’Connor

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Thank you, Sheila O’Connor, for sharing your guest post yesterday. If you missed it, we highly recommend taking a moment to read The Lost Art of the Letter: Guest Post by Sheila O’Connor.… Continue reading

The Lost Art of the Letter: Guest Post by Sheila O’Connor

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Few of us Books in Bloom bloggers remember the good old days of receiving letters—though this blogger in particular does not have as many warm memories of actually writing those letters! I especially… Continue reading

New Middle School Graphic Novels

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A collection of new graphic novels for middle school students which have come out in April and May that I think deserve a place in every school library serving this age group. In… Continue reading

Simple Acts of Kindness in Picture Books

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As adults, we struggle with how we can make a difference in the world. Think how much more helpless young children feel. The picture books below teach that kindness begins at home and… Continue reading

Book Review: Birding Is My Favorite Video Game

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Birding is My Favorite Video Game is a book of one or two-page comics showing nature in all its silly, slimy, gross, funny, scary, beautiful glory.  Some of the comics are purely for… Continue reading

How Great Books Can Foster Students’ Voices

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Many students across the county have recently demonstrated to the world that teenagers have the power to use their intelligence, passion, and voice to bring attention to issues important to them and to… Continue reading

CONTEST CLOSED: “You Can’t Stay Up in the Trees!”: A Guest Post by Shira Boss and Bob Redman

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Thank you, Shira Boss, for sharing your guest post yesterday. If you missed it, we highly recommend taking a moment to read “You Can’t Stay Up in the Trees!”: A Guest Post by… Continue reading